UPDATE...THANKS SO MUCH!
Our Next Steps - As we are nearing the final hours of our Kickstarter campaign I wanted to say thanks so much to all of our backers! We've had such an enthusiastic response from so many people around the world - we are still just as committed to seeing Stash Shorts delivered to your door.
Though we won’t be hitting our funding goal, we consider this past 30 days to be a success in many ways. We are still making really great connections and have gained such invaluable input from all of you, which will be guiding our next steps towards making the Stash Shorts (and other gear) a reality in the near future. A couple of important points moving forward:
1. We have been, and continue to be in contact with manufacturers/factories regarding lower minimum order quantities, which will enable us to hit a much smaller and more realistic funding amount.
2. As well as our prototypes, we'll have samples of the shorts custom designed and made. We'll be focusing on a board short design - instead of an 'all-around hybrid' style shown in our original renderings. This will entail different materials and a style that will more closely mirror our prototypes.
Keep in touch - We're Gonna Make These!
As we are forming plans to relaunch - possibly here on Kickstarter but maybe otherwise - please keep in touch with us on our Stash Incorporated Facebook Page and soon on our Stash Incorporated website as well. If you would like to be on the pre-order list, please drop us a line with your email address. We would love to hear from you and be a part of the process as we develop our next generation of shorts and gear…they are going to be great.
Thanks again from all of us and talk to you soon!
IT'S A WET WORLD - TAKE YOUR STUFF WITH YOU
Stash Incorporated has developed and patented a completely new and unique waterproof pocket that incorporates into clothing and gear - like swimwear, life vests, waders, backpacks and jackets. The Stash Pocket allows you to safely take your cell phone, wallet & keys with you wherever you want to take them.
It happens to all of us - you're on vacation at the beach, the lake, or just relaxing at the hotel pool, and you want to jump in the water. But where do you put your cell phone, keys and cash - some of your most valuable posessions? If you're like everyone else, you nonchalantly look around and quickly tuck them in your shoe, or hide them under your towel. Then you try to enjoy yourself while thinking about that suspicious looking dude you saw lurking in the parking lot, and if he may be walking away with your stuff...Kinda sucks doesn't it? Or maybe you're out camping and hit some bad weather, or have to navigate some water - what do you do with your cell phone? Drop it in a zip lock sandwich bag and hope for the best? Or maybe you lug it around in a bulky and hard to open case? Not the best of options. Let's face it, our cell phones are more than just a phone - they're our cameras, our music, our internet, our books, our mail, our maps, our GPS and more. They're our link to the rest of the world, and there are times when you need to keep that link alive no matter where you are on this planet.
Stash Pocket + Shorts = Stash Shorts
WHAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR
We've successfully incorporated Stash Pocket prototypes into a wide variety of cannibalized apparel and gear that have been purchased from retail stores - such as shorts, backpacks, waders, personal flotation devices, jackets and more. These products are already very cool and high quality pieces of gear - however, we've incorporated the Stash Pocket and opened a lot of doors for more functionality and activities. Every photo shown is a real and fully functional prototype. We've also produced and successfully tested several of the Stash Bag prototypes (as seen in video).
Stash Design - Check out video above
The Stash Pocket is attached into the interior of the shorts by our lock-down fitment, and securely sewn into the material as well. We've also added a soft layer of fabric surrounding the bag on the interior of the pant leg to prevent any chaffing. So you don't drop or lose the cap, a durable lanyard string is attached from the cap to the underside of the fitment ring. To ensure less weight as well as improving the overall look, we felt it was very important to design the cap and fitment profile to be as low as possible. Definitely didn't want it to look or feel bulky. The diameter of the opening will be approximately 3.25" to fit most phones - Please check the exact dimensions of your phone if this is a concern.
We've proven that the Stash Pocket not only provides safe and waterproof storage but also gives each piece of apparel or gear a totally unique look incorporating form and function.
Whether you're wearing your Stash Shorts wading across a river or hanging at the pool, you can be confident the contents will stay dry. When you twist the cap, not only will you SEE the lock indicator line up, and lock into place, but you'll also HEAR and FEEL the cap lock in.
WHAT WE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY WANT TO DO NOW
With your help we'd love to begin incorporating Stash Pockets into everything we can. But we have to keep it simple. Our first step has to focus on a realistic and scalable level, so we're excited to intro our first launch: The STASH SHORTS right here with YOU & KICKSTARTER.
These are definitely going to be a unique and very cool pair of shorts, and we're pretty sure no one on your block will have them before you do.
YOUR KICKSTARTER STASH SHORTS:
The Kickstarter model of your Stash Shorts will be a rugged hybrid of elements combined for hiking, canyoneering, swimming and whatever else you want to do outdoors that requires super durability, ultra functionality and dependable waterproof storage:
- Stash Waterproof Pocket
- 60/40 polyester/cotton blend material for long lasting durability
- Double & triple stitch construction
- 11"-12" inseam
- Premium zipper
- Multiple storage pockets
- Quick Drying
- 5 belt loops
- Color choice of Khaki or Olive
- Small (28-30), Medium (32-34), Large (36-38), XL (40-42) size selection
IMPORTANT SIZING NOTE: Though only the S/M/L sizes are shown on our rewards - All sizes…such as XS, XXL and more, are definitely available! We will gather your size and color choices again from our post funding survey. Sorry for any confusion!
Our initial colors will be Khaki & Olive. We would really love to offer more, but this is due to factory minimum order quantities - simply put, the more successful we are in our funding, the more material colors we may be able to offer. So if we all can hit the right numbers, our goal will be to add more color choices on this page.
WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU
We've worked hard to get to where we are and won't consider ourselves a success until we deliver a fully functional, tested, and bad ass pair of Stash Shorts to your door. With your help we'll be able to take the final steps to making that a reality. The biggest costs will involve the following:
- Final design tweaks and revisions
- Meet factory minimum order quantities
- Material selections
- Factory tooling
- Quality, durability and lifecycle testing
***EXTRAS - More stuff we'd really, really, really like to make
We weren't joking when we said we wanted to incorporate the Stash Waterproof Pocket into everything we can. So we wanted to bring you behind the scenes on more Stash Gear we've been prototyping and testing. Though these are still in the initial stages at this time, we hope to be in development for production in the near future. We'd love YOUR feedback..."what new product would you like to see the Stash Pocket incorporated into?"
Risks and challenges
We've successfully made and tested our prototype pockets and bags, so we know they perform great. Now our biggest challenge is finalizing the pocket + short incorporation process on a production level. We've developed this process with our prototypes and once funded we will adapt to larger scale manufacturing. We have established relationships with excellent apparel and manufacturing factories and feel confident about moving forward. But as everyone knows "stuff happens". So we felt it was very important to give the process some extra time on the fulfillment period. We very well could end up shipping earlier but would rather not over promise. We definitely can hit some bumps in the road, however our journey will be very transparent with everyone during this process with timely updates. Our goal is not just to make an incredibly original pair of Stash Shorts…but rather, an incredibly original AND incredibly well made pair of Stash Shorts. Thanks Kickstarters & talk to you soon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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